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Zuckerman Spaeder Receives National Top Tier Recognition in 10 Practice Areas in U.S. News & World Report “2018 Best Law Firms” List

November 10, 2017

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, ranked nationally in 10 practice areas in the 8th annual U.S. News & World Report2018 Best Law Firms” report, with five practice areas – the most in firm history – receiving the publication’s highest designation of “Tier 1.” Most notably, the firm ranked nationally in Tier 1 for Criminal Defense – White Collar – with 2018 marking practice area’s first appearance as a national category. Additionally, Zuckerman Spaeder ranked in Tier 1 nationally for Regulatory Enforcement – a significant jump from tier 2. The firm has received top national or metropolitan ranking every year since the rankings began in 2010.

The firm’s four offices – located in Washington, D.C., New York City, Baltimore, and Tampa – received Metropolitan Tier 1 recognition in the category of Criminal Defense – White Collar, and for three of the four offices received Tier 1 designation in Commercial Litigation.

In the 2018 report, the 10 practice areas in which Zuckerman Spaeder received Tier 1 recognition include: Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense–White Collar, Litigation–Real Estate, Litigation–Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation–Bankruptcy, Litigation – Securities, FDA Law, Litigation–ERISA, and Native American Law. The firm’s four offices collectively received 17 Metropolitan Tier 1 recognitions across 12 practice areas.

Overall, U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms awards Zuckerman Spaeder with 33 rankings in 17 different practice categories: 

National rankings:

  • Tier 1 in Appellate Practice
  • Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation
  • Tier 1 in Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Tier 1 in Litigation - Real Estate
  • Tier 1 in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Tier 2 in Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Tier 2 in Litigation - Securities
  • Tier 3 in FDA Law
  • Tier 3 in Litigation - ERISA
  • Tier 3 in Native American Law

Regional rankings:

Baltimore

New York City

  • Tier 1 in Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Tampa

  • Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation
  • Tier 1 in Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Washington, D.C.

  • Tier 1 in Commercial Litigation
  • Tier 1 in Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Tier 1 in Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Tier 1 in FDA Law
  • Tier 1 in Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Tier 1 in Litigation - Real Estate
  • Tier 1 in Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Tier 2 in Litigation - Securities
  • Tier 3 in Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Tier 3 in Native American Law
  • Tier 3 in Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants

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